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Our Skills Builder & Enabling Enterprise Curriculum 

“We focus on building enterprise skills to enable lifelong success so that one day, all students are equipped with the skills, experiences and aspirations to succeed.” Enabling Enterprise

One of our main foci is to prepare our pupils beyond the realm of primary school, opening up opportunities beyond their current life experiences.  We do this through our Enterprise Curriculum which brings the world of work into the classroom and provides opportunities to visit an array of employers and have insight to a range of careers.

We believe enterprise skills should be seen as akin to those of literacy and numeracy (and given attention in school accordingly) because they share the same characteristics: they are transferable into other contexts, unlock learning across the curriculum, and are useful throughout life.

We are a partner school with 'Skills Builder & Enabling Enterprise', an award-winning not-for-profit organisation whose programme we follow as part of our developing enterprise curriculum. 

Building essential skills.

Our starting point is eight essential skills. Known by many different names, these FRAMEWORK eight skills map across to the four domains that come up time and again as essential whether in the context of education, employment or entrepreneurship . In pairs they cover communication, creative problem-solving, self-management, and collaboration skills. These eight skills are explained in the Skills Builder Framework below.

Our first Skills Builder Challenge Day will be held on 31st Match 2020. 
Each Term the children will also take part in Skills Builder Project Weeks that have a direct link to individual Topic areas for each class. Skills Builder Projects provide a rich contextual purpose to the skills in our Curriculum and how these skills can have a positive impact on their future lives.  
Across the whole school we will focus on 1 skill a month, directly teaching the skill and applying it across the curriculum. Teachers may then wish to add extra skills to their topics where appropriate.  Each term teachers will assess the skill level of each individual child to chart their progress and look for patterns across classes and the school so we can focus our teaching on areas of need. 


Annual Skills Builder Overview-


November- Aiming High
December- Staying Positive
January- Listening 
February - Presenting 
March- Problem solving
April- Creativity
May- Team  Work 
June- Leadership 
July- Reflection Month, industry visits, Challenge Day